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5 Seasonal Flu Vaccine Myths Debunked

5 Seasonal Flu Vaccine Myths Debunked

It’s flu season again, which means it’s time to see an unavoidable barrage of stories in the corporate media claiming that vaccines are entirely safe, effective and without consequence. We’re told that vaccines are harmless and there will be no consequences for trusting the medical establishment, but is this really the case? Of course, some vaccines have aided humanity since their inception, but others have done a great deal of damage, particularly the flu shot.

This article from People magazine is a good example of vaccine propaganda with no regard to showcasing the health dangers, toxic ingredients, or cases of vaccine-related deaths and illnesses. In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ll be going over their major points and telling the side of the story that vaccine manufacturers and media moguls don’t want you to hear.

1. The “Myth” That Vaccines Cause the Flu

The common argument among vaccine proponents is that due to the inactive state of the virus in the vaccine, which is brought about by weakening it either through heat or by using substances like formaldehyde, the vaccine cannot cause the flu. This may be true, but would you still take it if you knew that the influenza vaccine was linked to higher rates of similar viruses? One study from the Infectious Diseases Society of America shows us that children who took the inactive influenza vaccine were at higher risk of contracting non-influenza respiratory virus infections.

“Receipt of TIV could increase influenza immunity at the expense of reduced immunity to noninfluenza respiratory viruses, by some unknown biological mechanism. Alternatively, our results could be explained by temporary nonspecific immunity after influenza virus infection, through the cell-mediated response or, more likely, the innate immune response to infection.” – Benjamin J. Cowling, Study Author

Another study regarding exposure to nonactive influenza vaccines reinforces the theory that shots can make your flu worse if other strains are subsequently contracted.

2. The “Myth” That Flu Shots Do Not Have Negative Health Consequences

The myth that vaccines cannot cause adverse reactions has been proven false. The truth is that the U.S. government alone has paid over 3 billion dollars to the families of vaccine-damaged Americans since 1989 via 3,887 compensation awards. In fact, the CDC and FDA both co-manage a vaccine safety data program called Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) where you can report incidents of vaccine injury. The data is open for anyone to access on their website. Many of these cases were settled over the findings that vaccines have caused chronic encephalopathy (brain damage), epilepsy, symptoms of autism, hyperactivity, and more.

A study from Pennsylvania State College and Yale University on neuropsychiatric disorders occurring after vaccination found by using private insurance claims that vaccination was associated with incidents of anorexia nervosa (AN), OCD, and other anxiety disorders in children aged 6-15. Both influenza and hepatitis vaccines were linked to brain damage in some patients.

“This pilot epidemiologic analysis implies that the onset of some neuropsychiatric disorders may be temporally related to prior vaccinations in a subset of individuals” – Douglas L. Leslie, Study Author

Additionally, “permanent brain damage” as well as “long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness” are rare, yet known effects of vaccines.

3. The Fact That Getting a Flu Shot May Not Protect You from the Flu

One fact you won’t often hear from vaccine proponents is that there are over 200 strains of flu and although the H3N2 flu virus has been identified as one of the most prevalent and virulent flu subtypes, it isn’t always easy for vaccine manufacturers to tell which one people need protection against on a yearly basis.

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